DS 3 E-Tense 1.2 PureTech Performance Line 5dr Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

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DS 3 E-Tense 2022 front cornering
  • DS 3 E-Tense 2022 front cornering
  • DS 3 E-Tense 2022 left rear tracking
  • DS 3 E-Tense 2023 dashboard LHD
  • DS 3 E-Tense 2023 boot open
  • DS 3 E-Tense 2023 infotainment
  • DS 3 E-Tense 2022 left 3/4 static
  • DS 3 E-Tense 2023 boot open
  • DS 3 E-Tense 2022 front cornering
  • DS 3 E-Tense 2022 left rear tracking
  • DS 3 E-Tense 2023 dashboard LHD
  • DS 3 E-Tense 2023 boot open
  • DS 3 E-Tense 2023 infotainment
  • DS 3 E-Tense 2022 left 3/4 static
  • DS 3 E-Tense 2023 boot open
RRP £25,900What Car? Target Price£25,276
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

Going electric has fixed some of the weak points of the 3 Crossback – but not all of them. It’s quieter, for example, and a little less fractious along bumpy roads. Objectively, though, rivals such as the Kia Niro EV have a longer range, are better to drive and are much more practical.

Performance Line provides you with Alcantara trim, heated electrically folding door mirrors, dark 17in alloy wheels, tinted rear windows and sports pedals.

The least powerful DS 3 is only suitable for urban journeys; with a mere 99bhp, it feels out of puff beyond the city limits, especially when loaded up. Only available with a manual gearbox and in entry-level Premium Line trim.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

49.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

350

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

128

g/km